"We love UT, we love the School of Engineering and we love Friends of Alec. What we have received from UT is invaluable and can never be returned in kind."

– Kris Dixit, M.S. EE '04, and Harini Shah, M.S. EE '04

"I was supported by scholarships as a student, and the education I received changed my life. Education is a game changer and to be able to pay it forward means the world to me."

– Jerri Paul, B.S. ME '95, M.S. Manufacturing Systems '97

"Establishing my endowment was a way to give back to the institution that prepared me to have a successful career and rewarding life. The chance to exercise my company’s match was an enabler to my decision."

– Phillip H. Cook, B.S. ME '70

"This may not be much, but I know I have just begun my career thanks to the Cockrell School. This is just one of many gifts to come over the course of my new career."

– Mark Cavazos, B.S. ArchE, '03

"Thanks for your efforts to get the students out to support the school. I think it is great to get students giving while they are still here so it becomes more of a habit."

– Emily Chen, B.S. BME '11

"This gift is a small token from my first paycheck. I'm thankful for the education I got at the university and cherish the experiences with the people I met during grad school."

– Abraham K. John, M.S. PE '03, Ph.D. PE '08

"It's truly my pleasure to give back a small token to UT and the School of Engineering for the many benefits I received. I hope my small contribution can encourage students to strive to make a difference."

– Doug Osterhus, B.S. ChE '75

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Gift of Stock

A gift of appreciated stock is an excellent way to support the Cockrell School while simultaneously avoiding a capital gains tax taking a charitable deduction.

If the donor has a broker, the donor should advise the broker that he or she wants to make a gift to The University. Preferably, this request should be in the form of a letter, containing the following information:

  • The name of the stock;
  • The number of shares;
  • The donor's name and address; and
  • What the stock will be used for.

The stock gift will actually be made to the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System for the use and benefit of The University of Texas at Austin. The donor's letter should tell the specific use/purpose for the gift.

In the letter to the broker, it is advisable for the donor to copy the Engineering Foundation at:

Cockrell School of Engineering
301 E. Dean Keeton St., C2104 
Austin, TX 78712

The donor's letter should instruct the broker to call the UT System Office of Estates and Trusts at (512) 499-4346 for instructions to transfer the stock.

If the donor does not have a broker, the unendorsed stock certificate should be sent via Federal Express, or similar guaranteed overnight delivery service, to:

Ms. Charlotte Hambrick
The University of Texas
210 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Additionally, the donor should sign a Stock Power, in blank, identical to the way the name is listed on the stock certificate. The Stock Power should be sent separately in the same manner to the address above. It is stressed that the Stock Power should be signed in blank; for example, the name of the transferee should not be entered on the Stock Power. This allows the Board of Regents to sell the stock immediately upon receipt; thus, quickly locking in a sales price for the gift. If the donor does not have a Stock Power, The University can provide one.

Once the signed Stock Power and the stock certificates are in the UT System Office, the gift can be processed.

If you have questions about a stock gift, please contact the Engineering Foundation office at 512-471-3395 or ut@engr.utexas.edu.

Contact Us

Friends of Alec Annual Giving Program Office
Phone: 512-471-2409
Fax: 512-471-5555
Address: 301 E. Dean Keeton St., C2104
Austin, TX 78712